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SESAME STREET Fighter: For Elmo, It Was Tuesday

Sesame Street is one of the most easygoing, easy-to-watch shows that’s ever been broadcast, but you have to admit that sometimes, there are moments that can be frustrating, or at least frustrating to the characters involved. For instance, how about the time that Bert was trying to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of reading, only to be unceasingly cajoled into a game of tag by Ernie, despite his constant opposition to the idea? It wouldn’t be canon for the peace-loving show at all, and it’s not really how any real-world problems should be resolved, but don’t you think that, at least for a second, Bert really wanted to rear back and smack the daylight out of his orange-skinned friend?

That’s a fantasy that you can carry out on your own right now, since the folks at Sesame Workshop aren’t likely to work a brawl into the show’s narrative. There’s an internet fighting game oh-so-wonderfully titled Sesame Street Fighter that is an amalgamation of, you guessed it, Sesame Street and Street Fighter.

It featured six characters, which are basically all re-skinned versions of Street Fighter brawlers: Cookie Monster is E. Honda, Grover is Dhalsim, Ernie and Bert and Ken and Ryu, and so on. Beyond that, it’s less of a fighting game and more of a fighting proficiency challenge: You land blows on your opponent by correctly typing out words as they appear on screen.

For a fan-made game, it’s very crisp, well done, and surprisingly fun, so learn more about it in the video above, or play it for yourself here.

Featured image: Kuboekin

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